Jesse Adler

Jesse Adler is a multidisciplinary designer (MA Material Futures, Central Saint Martins), biomolecular scientist (University of Michigan), and founder of the start-up Petri. Jesse works at the intersection of design, science, and sustainable innovation. Her practice is led by her curiosity about the natural world and her passion for planet-centered designs. Jesse’s current research focuses on extracting pigments from fungi and explores their potential to reduce or replace our dependence on colourants from non-renewable resources (such as minerals and fossil fuels) especially in the textile, food, and cosmetic industries. Jesse contributed to the Future Materials Bank with her project Alchemical Mycology.

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The future of paint
Dorieke Schreurs, Jesse Adler

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Jesse Adler